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Google reports new shenanigans in ongoing Turkish internet blockade

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Turkey recently blocked Twitter and YouTube, as well as Google's free Public DNS servers that many people used to get around the blockade.

Now Google reports another layer of "active intervention" by Turkish ISPs...

Turkey blocks YouTube access amid “security concerns”

Turkey blocks YouTube access amid “security concerns”

The Turkish government continued its heavy-handed approach to social media on Thursday, restricting YouTube access after the leak of an audio recording of Turkish officials discussing possible military action in Syria.

UK gov wants to censor legal but "unsavoury" YouTube content

UK gov wants to censor legal but "unsavoury" YouTube content

The UK government wants the power to pull "unsavoury" content - with an eye trained on terrorist material in particular - regardless of whether it's illegal or not.

Computer Security Day, Forward secrecy, XP 0-day and YouTube spam - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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When is Computer Security Day? What can forward secrecy do for you? Can you believe there's an 0-day in XP?

Have some fun finding out the answers in this week's 60 Second Security!

Google admits that forcing G+ on YouTube users has increased spam

Google admits that forcing G+ on YouTube users has increased spam

Google's recent decision to revamp YouTube's comment system by integrating Google+ in order to reduce spam has proven to be extremely unpopular with users. Ironically, however, it has proven to be quite a hit with the spammers themselves.

Google and Microsoft tackle child abuse images with search and YouTube changes

Google and Microsoft tackle child abuse images with search and YouTube changes

Two search giants, Google and Microsoft, have agreed on measures that should make it harder to search for child abuse images online on the open internet, while Google has made a groundbreaking move to identify and ferret out videos made by paedophiles on its YouTube service.

63 alleged NYC gangsters busted, thanks to their own Facebook blabbing

63 alleged NYC gangsters busted, thanks to their own social media blabbing

The alleged members of three rival drug and gun gangs apparently spoon-fed New York police, serving up allusions to their alleged crimes in slangy, atrociously spelled postings to Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

US woman arrested for bank robbery brags on YouTube about robbing a bank

US woman arrested for bank robbery brags on YouTube about robbing a bank

A woman tells, in a YouTube video, how she stole a car, smoked the marijuana found therein, robbed a bank, is a victim of the government, and told her mother it was the "best day of her life."

She was arrested before police even found the video.

Google: Government surveillance of the internet is on the rise

Google: Government surveillance of the internet is on the rise

Google has released its semi-annual Transparency Report, saying that it received more than 20,000 requests for user data in the first half of 2012 - a sign of greater government surveillance.

Monday review: the hot 31 stories of the week

Monday review: the hot 31 stories of the week

It's time for this week's Monday review: all our stories from the past seven days.

Enjoy!

Warning: Here are three emails you don't want to see in your inbox

Warning: Here are three emails you don't want to see in your inbox

Spammers are disguising their emails to pretend to come from YouTube, Google and LinkedIn.

Illegal content on YouTube? Beware spammed-out malware attack

Illegal content on YouTube? Beware spammed-out malware attack

Internet users are being warned about a malware attack that has been spammed out widely, posing as a communication from YouTube about copyrighted video content.

The emails, which have the subject line "Your video may have illegal content", pretend to come from Google's YouTube team.

EU tells Google to make its new privacy policy clearer and to give users easier opt-out

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EU regulators have asked Google to shape up its new privacy policy - a policy that most regulators found too vague and too tough for users to opt out of. But neither clarity nor easy user opt-out work in Google's favor, and many of us are too addicted to cut the cord to free services such as Gmail, YouTube and Google+.

Google pleads for YouTube real-name use

Google pleads for YouTube real-name use

Google is attempting to clean up YouTube commentary, by pleading with commenters to use real names when posting.

"Can you hack my Twitter? Pleaseee!"

"Can you hack my Twitter? Pleaseee!"

If you get locked out of your Twitter account, would you ask someone to hack it for you?

How to navigate Google's privacy options

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Google is rolling out a new privacy policy on March 1st, 2012. In this article I sum up the changes and provide information on how to control your Google privacy settings.

Microsoft's YouTube channel has been hacked

Hacker hijacked YouTube channels to milk AdSense for money

Hackers have taken control of Microsoft's official YouTube channel, removing the company's videos and replaced them with their own.

Sesame Street's YouTube channel hacked, replaced with porn

Sesame Street's YouTube channel hacked, replaced with porn

Sesame Street had its YouTube channel hacked on Sunday, and its highly popular child-friendly videos of muppets like Kermit the frog and the Big Bird replaced with something far less savoury...

How to deal with an internet troll

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The internet is full of offensive trolls - learn the best way of dealing with them, and why it's important not to pour fuel on the flames.